Flower Still Life – Harley Ives

Flower Still Life 1, 2013

In this piece, the well-known subject of a flower still life is reworked to express a painterly quality in the moving image. The bleeding colours and distorting forms, the results of a degenerative analogue video process, are built up and layered to produce a visual score. There is no conventional narrative to follow, only an aesthetic appreciation of the conduct of the video material. The aural score is derived from a recording of an orchestra tuning, a sound that is usually considered the detritus of an orchestral performance. Here it shares a sympathy with the image in transforming the conception of detritus into something aesthetic

Harley Ives


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